Friday, January 9, 2009

A New Year Deserves a New Look...and a New RECIPE!

So I am working on a new page design, and I may be launching a new site, so stay tuned...until then, here's a new burger recipe for you!

Tofu'n'Roots Burger

Serving Suggestion
This burger has a mellow, slightly sweet flavor. I like to compliment this with a schmear of spicy chipotle dipping sauce on a toasted bun with a thick slice of red onion. I like a green side to go with. Streamed kale, broccoli or asparagus would work beautifully here.

Ingredients (makes 8-10 patties)
2 tbsp margarine
1 bulb (5-6oz) fennel, roughly chopped
1 medium (6-7oz) onion, roughly chopped
12 oz peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
2 cloves garlic, chopped
a pinch of salt
2 cups water
1 cup TVP granules
1 tsp cumin
18 oz extra firm tofu, pressed and drained)
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten flour
1 cup all purpose flour
oil for frying (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a cookie sheet by lining with parchment or silicone baking mat, or spraying with nonstick spray. In a frying pan or skillet, melt margarine over medium high heat. Add in fennel, onion, sweet potatoes and garlic. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Sauté until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add in 2 cups water, deglaze and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in TVP granules and cumin. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 10 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and crumble in tofu, and flours. Knead with your hands until very well incorporated. Let sit at least 20 minutes. Form into patties and bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes, or bake 20 minutes, and finish off with a pan fry for about 3 minutes per side.


Meg said...

OMG this looks amazing! I love fennel!

Anonymous said...

I've never had fennel before but this is making me want to run out and get some. The flavors sound amazing together.

I love the new layout, can't wait to see what you ened up with.

Tara said...

I really like the idea of using fennel! Thanks for the recipe!

Gina said...

Ooh, this sounds yummy...especially since I have some fennel I meant to use and then..didn't :)

IsaChandra said...

Yum! Fennel plus he 4 food groups - tofu, tvp, wheat gluten and garlic.

MeloMeals said...

Looks delicious! Also, I LOVE the cover of the book. I can't wait to buy it..

jd said...

This sounds great! And the new blog headline looks nice, too :)

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